About Dan

Dante "Dan" Pastorini reached legendary status in the 1970s as the dashing young quarterback of the Houston Oilers. Selected No. 3 overall in the 1971 NFL Draft out of the University of Santa Clara in California.

Pastorini remained- in the embrace of his adopted hometown and with an “Official Texan” decree signed by the governor himself, Pastorini laid down roots in the energy capital of the world.  Immediately after his 13-year NFL career concluded,  Pastorini stayed in sports by piloting a variety of racecars and boats, winning events and setting records along the way on both land and water.

Always anxious to give back to the city that still reveres him, Pastorini has supported countless charities throughout the years, none more so than the Be An Angel Foundation, which helps profoundly deaf children and children with disabilities. Pastorini has just completed his 2-year term as Chairman of the Board of the well-respected entity.

Pastorini also progressed in the business world, owning and operating DP Quality Foods, and working as a consultant for human resources giant, Insperity.

More recently, Pastorini was inducted into the Houston Sports Authority Hall of Fame alongside fellow honorees George Foreman, A.J. Foyt and Jackie Burke. Pastorini also is enshrined in the East-West Shrine Bowl Hall of Fame, Italian-American Hall of Fame, Impact A Hero Hall of Fame and is one of Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats. In 2019, the prestigious Houston Touchdown Club named Pastorini “Touchdowner of the Year.”

A veteran of football broadcasting, both in radio and television, Pastorini remains in the spotlight to this day, living in the shadow of downtown Houston.

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